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to get the lights baton. bge is reporting just over 7200 outages in maryland. if pepco is reporting nearly 2100 in d.c., prince george's, and montgomery counties. dominion is reporting nearly 700 in northern virginia. >>> wheaton and our top story, a traffic alert for people driving into the district. phase three of the 14th street bridge rehab project is underway. that means a new traffic pattern for the 200,000 drivers crossing it on a daily basis. brianne carter is live in arlington with what you can expect. on this expect good morning. >> good morning. the middle lane is shut down for the rehabilitation work. plenty of signs out here directing traffic on either side of that closure. we are starting to see more volume and low back up, something we expect all morning. -- and a little backup. on the 14th street bridge, the monday morning commute could come with some trouble. >> in the morning there's a point in time where nothing moves. >> they're beginning work on the third phase of the rehabilitation project in the middle lanes and half of the lens of the bridge. >> it is planned
into western maryland right now. a live look over the capital shows a lot of sunshine. patty afternoon clouds. 76 in arlington, 93 for the high temperature. scattered late-day thunderstorms this afternoon. >>> connecticut avenue is closed between the blunt part metro, 24 st., karen lofton and daughter -- kalorama. there is police activity on connecticut avenue near the bridge that is over the rock creek parkway. things are running very nicely between fedex field and the ikea. back to you. >> thank you. >>> it will be a busy day for lawmakers on capitol hill. the first order of business is a bill to restore unemployment benefits to 2.5 million americans. >> and the democrats will soon have the votes needed to pass the $34 billion bill, is not popular with republicans concerned about the big national debt increasing. now to pamela brown for the latest. >> debate over the senate stalemate is expected to end today. until now, democrats have tried three times to overcome the republican filibuster. the replacement of the late senator robert byrd is expected to be sworn in. that could be the game ch
probably felt that in virginia and pennsylvania. in annapolis and parts of southern maryland, they felt this, maybe even stafford county. >> this is not the first earthquake we have ever had in our region, but they tend to be very minor with very few people feeling them. this 3.6 is much more significant than we are used to. >> is. -- it is. we get one every couple years and they are minor. we get reports, tons of them. this is one of the bigger ones i have seen. >> we did not feel it. some people at the station did. >> i was outside to do our weather segments and i cannot quite feel it. one of our viewers named peggy in middletown, md. woke up her husband to ask what it was anti thought that was the cat jumping onto the bed, but she told him she thought it was really an earthquake. >> we have received funding descriptions, anything from the thought it was a plane crash, to a loud truck driving by, to drilling, because we don't normally thinks earthquake in our area. lisa baden has been taking a lot of phone calls. >> i worry about that cat. sounds like that one needs to go on a diet. f
the fire. >>> the traffic alert for highway drivers in virginia and maryland. today state and local police are teaming up to crack down on hov violators. the enforcement program will target violators on 66, 95, 395, and the dulles toll road. during the morning and evening rush hours. in may, they cited more than 1200 drivers. the on the lookout. starting today, the red light camera violators in arlington will get 50-dollar tickets. they've been in place the past month. at three intersections of lee highway. lynn street, fort myer drive and washington boulevard. there's a camera at glebe road at fairfax drive. >>> day 93 of the gulf coast oil spill. the government's point man is downplaying worries that bp's well is buckling under pressure. thad allen says five weeks -- leaks have been discovered but they have been dismissed as early dislike an oil leak in a car. emily schmidt is in washington with the latest. >> now the the oil spill is contained, bp is considering a new way to kill the oilwell. a government decision about it could come today. it is called a static kill, forcing 200,000 g
monday night or tuesday morning in the 25000 block of sapling ridge lane in brookeville, maryland. it was parked outside the officer's home. a colt m-4 rifle, ammunition, handcuffs were taken. authorities are worried the thief could use that to impersonate a police officer. >>> alleged russian spy ring, three suspects go to district court in alexandria today. the case has captured the nation's attention with its plot that is straight out of the cold war movie. courtney robinson is live in alexandria with more on this. >> good morning. that's right. this whole thing is extremely fascinating. three individuals arrested in arlington are in custody. at 2:00 this afternoon and they will be in u.s. district court facing a judge who will determine whether they will remain in custody and possibly we will learn more about the alleged spy ring. prosecutors say the evidence against 11 alleged russian spies is overwhelming. for arlington residents, the local ties to three are shocking. >> i did not expect anything like that around here. >> off the 20 something mikhail semenko scene in front o
the overhead sign that says delays. let's go to newschopper 7. look at what's happening on 95 in maryland, not much between the icc work in laurel down to the beltway. nothing at college park and greenbelt. alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> more water problems in potomac, maryland. a massive water main breaks and a geyser of water if shooting into the sky on wednesday afternoon. crews have stopped the leak, but the repair work on south glenn road will last all morning. -- south glen. >> water shooting 100 feet. >> the intersection of south glen and deep glen in potomac resembled a well-known tourist attraction. >> if it reminded me of niagara falls. >> the pipes serving the city of rockville ruptured under the asphalt, sending a toweling pool of water into the sky. >> it is a lot of water. a shower or in the neighborhood with millions of gallons, raining debris down onto roads and yards that resembled rivers. >> i hope it does not lead us out. >> a driver on his cell phone drove by the geyser and made it through despite being blinded for a few seconds by the water. >> it is a big failure
in maryland and virginia dropped in june. >>> there's words of a touch screen blackberry that will rival the apple iphone and other smart phones out there. research in motion is expected to unveil the new blackberry in new york on tuesday. it will include a new web browser and the slide of a keyboard in addition to the touch screen. it will hit the market in the middle of august. there's no word on how much it will cost. also, a dim forecast for the economy. rob nelson has more. >> good morning. a gloomy outlook for the economy. a new survey finds economists are predicting weaker growth and higher unemployment than a few months ago. one reason they believe the recovery is beginning its companies are still hesitant to hire. if that has led consumers to cut back on spending. it is usually consumers that lead the way out of a recession. the results are in line with the latest findings by the federal reserve. the regional fed survey reveals the pace of economic activity is slowing or holding steady in parts of the country but if it does nothing to point to a double-dip recession. the unemplo
and wires down. the outer loop in maryland, 95 getting to georgia avenue, the crash is gone. let's look at a quiet ride on the beltway between 270 and the american legion bridge. we are live at river road. if in virginia, on the inner loop and springfield after the robinson terminal, now on the shoulder. the left lane is blocked with deep water between braddock road and 236. alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> the national park service has completed a long-term plan for restoring the national mall. some key elements include improvements if to the general condition and appearance. also, they plan to provide new bicycle lanes of, improve the field for softball, soccer, tical. and improvements to restrooms, water, and information services. >>> important news this morning for passengers stranded on a high train for hours without air-conditioning last month. the maryland transit administration says passengers five trains 538 on that date are eligible for five vip day passes, each good for one round trip. passengers must fill out a form on the mta website by august 13. >>> 6:12 on this wednesd
. -- thousands went without. pepco is planning to work with the council. rupp >>> bill, maryland -- rockville residents can rest easy now that a second water main repair is complete. >>> two men are in custody after a impersonating police officers. courtney robinson is reporting from langley park. >> we understand from two sources that at least one of these men worked as a security guard for a company that provides security for a bid for a station apartments, where everything took place early yesterday morning. the victims are also residents of this apartment complex. according to prince george's county police, around 3:30 yesterday morning daniel blaylock and kennedy ventura approach the victim's on 15th avenue in the black suv with flashing lights. they showed badges and and they robbed the victims. we spoke with one man who did not want to go on camera because he knows both of these men, but says that he's not surprised. he had heard about similar things happening with other security guards. >> you are not even safe even though you have security. you have to deal with the day- to-day situa
blisters. a couple of people are melting. >> maryland reported less than half a dozen he related deaths. one of them in d.c. and three in virginia. temperatures will reach 100 degrees and there is concerned there could be more deaths and injuries. they are worried some will seek relief in the raging waters of the potomac. >> people underestimate the power of the water. there are big time safety issues. >> it is important to mind the heat advisory, going into effect and known and lasting until late tomorrow evening. if you have respiratory issues, you want to take it easy today, especially later in the day as things will get much hotter. in silver spring, courtney robinson, abc 7. >> we are not alone. from texas to maine, people are dealing with sweltering weather as they are doing everything they can to stay cool. this could be one of the worst early summer heat waves on record. to warnings are in effect in at least 14 states. >> water restrictions will remain in place in montgomery and prince george's counties and least through the day. the washington suburban sanitary commission is st
to newschopper 7 flying over 29 in maryland at lockwood drive. we still have police direction due to a traffic signal out. montgomery county is getting back to normal service for the most part. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 6:12, 75 degrees. when we continue, a passionate plea from the mother of a missing oregon boy. investigators are focusing their attention on the stepmother. >>> what is making headlines around the region as well. ♪ storyteller: the itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout. down came the rain and clogged the gutter system creating a leak in the roof. luckily, the spider recently had geico help him with homeowners insurance. water completely destroyed his swedish foam mattress. he got full replacement. and now owns the sleep number bed. his sleep number is 25. call geico and see how much you could save on homeowners insurance. >>> it could be friday before all of the power outages in our area are restored. crews have been working around the clock since the recent storm to try to restore electricity to everyone. pepco has 45,000 outages still in d.c. and montgomery and pr
of maryland are in a bit of a doubt right now officially at. we could use showers because we are in a very dry weather pattern. that is good news for the fourth of july weekend. clouds are pushing to the east, mostly sunny across the region. 65 right now at reagan national. it's 47 in winchester. you need a light jacket out west. 82 and sunny today. a lot of sunshine tomorrow, near 90 degrees. and the humidity by the fourth of july, mid-90s. >>> southbound to 70 out of frederick getting to montgomery county looks fabulous. 95 virginia, the left side of the screen in this camera is trying to get to work, with no major talaya out of dale city heading to springfield. the going is the right side in the geico camera, from the belt way down to richmond, the lanes open. alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> our top story, almost 2 million people left out to dry. emergency water main work in montgomery county has forced mandatory restrictions on customers all across the region. the water problems will last for days. pamela brown is live in potomac with more details on this. good morning. >> good morning.
-down car on the beltway at liberty road has been taken care of. in maryland closed about 4, pennsylvania avenue, traveling near andrews air force base, decided to build a it looks great. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 6:11. the post office honoring those who played in the negro baseball leagues. a pair of commemorative stamps will be dedicated during ceremonies at the negro leagues baseball museum in kansas city. one of them shows a close play at home plat ande. the other honors andrew "rube" foster, the founder of the negro leagues. >>> 73 degrees. >>>> a new safety warning from the federal government on a baby crib. >>> most physicians have probably stopped prescribing it. >> avandia will stay on market. >>> a revolutionary medical procedure >>> the oil spill in the gulf of mexico is starting to take a toll on wildlife. continuing to take a toll. oil has affected hundreds of birds on an island off the louisiana coast. wildlife officials have only seen 68 affected pelicans in the area. bp has found a leak in the new cat on the oil well. -- new cap. >>> worker was on the steps of a dump
of traffic between the beltway and seminary road at duke street. where did everybody go? let's go to maryland. to the outer loop is running a speech at new hampshire ave. we will keep an eye on this side of the building. newschopper 7 will join us in a little while. alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> d.c. police are investigating a double shooting in southeast overnight. one victim shot in the 3500 block of 19th street and the second victim shot in the 3400 block of stanton road. both transported to the hospital and one of them in grave condition. if no suspects or motives. >>> we turn to a major cold war style trade. tens eyes are heading back to moscow in exchange for four people accused of betraying russia. we are learning more about what is going on behind the scenes in all of this. -- 10 spies getting back to moscow. >>> >> the 10 are on the way back to russia in return for four military and intelligence officers held by russia accused of spying for the west. some of these individuals are in poor health. prosecutors say that the 10 people never collected sensitive information but the cas
. coming up, a new poll since light on the governor's race in maryland. >> and details about president obama's next fundraising spree. >> an update >>> in our top stories at 6:44 on this tuesday, the white house is calling the clleak of afghan war documents alarming. "wikileaks" posted 90,000 documents on the website. it threatens to create deeper doubts about the war at thhome. >>> the u.s. is participating in military maneuvers along with south korea after the sinking of the south korean war ship by north korea in march in which 46 sailors were killed. >>> one of two sailors missing in afghanistan since last week is confirmed dead. the body has been recovered. a colorado legislators said the sale was his wife's nephew, 30- year-old justin mcnelly. the search is on for the other sailors. >>> the national transportation safety board plans to release its final report on the june, 2009 crash that killed nine people. pamela brown is live with more. good morning. >> good morning. the findings that will be released today are expected to go beyond a typical ntsb report. ntsb investigators ar
out of newington into springfield. in maryland this will traffic south on 270. traffic is moving at a pretty good clip at 109 into germantown. travel times in our favor of dulles greenway, the dulles toll road. 66 flowing to manassas. that's about it. alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> the record-setting heat wave, temperatures were eligible digits up and down the east coast on tuesday. in new york it was 103 degrees. philadelphia was 102. breaking the century mark for the first time in nine years. b.w.i. marshall was 105 degrees. we could be back in record territory again today. we have live team coverage this morning with pamela brown outside union station with some of the problems the heat is causing. >> there are many. to give you an idea of what we are dealing with, temperatures at b.w.i. marshall yesterday were the highest, the second- highest on record at reagan national. today we are expected to tied the record a break the record which is 99. some people have more options than others. residents at colonial village apartments in oxon hill are forced to go outside in the he
are in great shape as far as traffic around town. let's begin in maryland. 270 southbound, you'll find heavier volume approaching 109. at shady grove road on the camera, still moving at a pretty good pace. let's look at 66 traffic, slowing briefly in manassas and at the vienna metro station. 95 as a brief delay at the occoquan river bridge. heavy volume getting up to the beltway. alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> one more traffic notes on this friday morning, motorists are urged to avoid to the level of the beltway near i-95 south tonight and tomorrow morning. emergency deck repairs will narrow the highway to a single lane just west of telegraph road. that is until 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, starting at 9:00 this evening. >>> hundreds of local homeowners are lining up for a shot at mortgage help. we will have live reports. >> right now my biggest dream is just to grow up. >> a plea for help from a broadway star. >> blowing the whistle on northwest a could switching to geico really save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance? does a former drill sergeant make a terrible therapist? patient: and
the august recess. >>> a dead heat in the maryland governor's race. a new poll shows former republican gov. bob ehrlich leading martin o'malley 47-46. 5% are undecided. >>> still ahead, an emergency push to keep the power on. we will tell you who is behind it and why supporters say it is so important. >>> there's more rain on the lead and we need it. >>> there's more rain on the lead and we need it. this doesn't have to be our future. not if the senate acts now on legislation to promote energy efficiency, biofuels, and renewable energy sources. let's make america more energy independent, protect our environment, and create millions of new jobs right here at home - instead of losing those jobs to other countries. if you want to change america's energy future, call your senators and tell them to support clean energy legislation now. i catake one airline out... and another home. so with more flight options, i can find the combination that gets me there and back quickest. where you book matters. expedia. >>>> 6:10 on this tuesday morning. it is damn about side, which is good because we need mo
attached. maryland senator barbara mikulski included language in the bill to ensure that the money is spent on safety first. the bill requires metal to make quarterly reports to congress detailing their safety improvements. >>> fed chairman ben bernanke goes back to the hill today to talk about the state of the economy. yesterday he told a congressional committee that the nation's economic outlook remains unusually uncertain. he downplayed the odds of the economy sliding back to a double-dip recession. >>> wall street did not like what bernanke had to say. the major indexes finished the day in the red. the market will be keeping an eye on what he has to say today. >>> five minutes after the hour on this thursday. a prince george's county man is in custody this morning, a person of interest in a pair of mother-daughter murders. we're learning new details about the break in the case that helped police to track him down. courtney robinson is in palmer park. >> this man has yet to be charged. authorities tell us he could be one of the most notorious killers of all time, based on evidence they s
lifted today except for maryland. >> breaking news from southeast washington where five people were injured in a crash involving a metrobus. the bus hit a car after the car ran a red light. thes but then hit a tree, went across the road and struck a parked car. the crash remains under investigation. we have breaking news from northwest where fire fighters battleed a two alarm house fire just after 5:00 on road avenue. the bulk of the fire is out but part of the avenue remains closed. no injuries there but the fire is under investigation. our top story the dangerous combination of heat and humidity adam told you about. the area is under an air quality warning as temperatures soar towards the temperature mark and it helps the region block a milestone. good morning. >> good morning to you, doug. we're just getting break from all the experience pack in june and if you were heading out this morning you know this the heat is back on. theres major problem. mixed this making for a code air red quality. this air had been unhealthy. anyone headed outside for work or exercise should do so in
humid father to the north of the metro area. in southern maryland it is in the '60s and low 70's. 66 in la plata. 64 in hagerstown. 64 in chevy chase. the clouds are inhibited from forming. it's going to be sunny for the most part today. for the best majority of us. the showers and thunderstorms are out over the ocean. we have a lot of sunshine today expected. there will be a ripple. by sunday expect a moderate chance of rain. 86 is the high temperature today, low humidity, mostly sunny. temperatures will drop tonight into the low to mid 60's in many locations even downtown. at the blue ridge and shenandoah valley, maybe mid to upper 50s by this time tomorrow morning. a big change behind the cold front. partly cloudy on saturday, 86 with low humidity. with the disturbance, we expect added clouds on sunday. mostly cloudy. moderate chance of rain saturday night even answer through of the day on sunday. there is a lot of uncertainty with the weekend forecasts. there's a chance of storms into monday. 96 again by wednesday. >>> newschopper 7 is in loudon county. there's a crash on 606 nor
collapsed at the waste transfer center in maryland. powerful wind toppled the giant grain. there are no reports of injury there. >>> we moved to the district. the storms were just as destructive. erick kuehn stringen--hurricane strength winds. now we continue with live coverage from the district. >> in upper northwest d.c. we have an abundance of very old, large trees. a number of them could not withstand the power of yesterday's storms. on chevy chase parkway, you see one of those large trees lying across the road. look at all of the power lines. a lot of debris in the streets as well still this morning. you see another batch of power lines lying across this roadway. in this neighborhood this morning there is not a lot of activity or electricity. this condominium building has a lot of open windows. we assume they are keeping the windows opening because the air- conditioning is not working this morning. we have not seen any power crews or repair crews clearin or clues clearing things away. people are anxious to get their electricity back on as well so that they can fire of
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